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Cat Stevens frequently comes up with short ideas that are very cool and fun to play. *The Wind*is a good example of one of these. It is nothing more than a two-measure fingerpicked phrase with a few chords in the key of D. The picking uses the mono bass style and the strumming section has some unusual time changes. All of this adds up to a short but challenging song.
Thanks for another great lesson Neil! I might actually rate this an easier '4' for a couple of reasons. First, the opening harmonic intro is really difficult, but the song is perfectly fine without it. I would hate for someone to get discouraged and bail on the song just because of that! (My fingers just can't make the reach.) Secondly, what a *great* song for gaining confidence on a little picking pattern -- just two measures long, mono bass, and a nice starter for reading the TAB notation for those new to it and maybe intimidated by it. The only thing missing here (and for me the hardest part): laying on those vocal "Nevers" on top of the odd 5/4 and 6/4 sections. I'll just have top go back to the record for it!